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Calling Sandwell businesses: help us to make Think Sandwell the best it can be

We’re carrying out important research to help shape the future of Think Sandwell, this website, and Sandwell Council’s services to businesses. We’d love you, our Sandwell business community, to tell us how we can best support you. Complete this short survey and be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher.

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Sandwell security specialist celebrates prestigious double Express & Star award wins

Congratulations to Tividale-based security specialist GMS Group for winning the top marketing and apprentice of the year awards earlier this month from leading news title Express & Star.

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Black Country Chamber launches new campaign to drive region’s growth

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has launched a new campaign to drive the region’s growth by helping local businesses to tackle the barriers limiting productivity. Its next event exploring the skills the region needs takes place on Wednesday 29 June.

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2022 National TOMs walkthrough webinar

Social Value Portal is holding a free webinar on Thursday 23 June to run through all the new updates to the National TOMs (themes, outcomes and measures) framework. Register your place to find out what’s been enhanced on the platform this year.

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Trading Standards Business News Summer 2022 is out!

The Summer edition of the CEnTSA Trading Standards Business News (TSBN) is out! This edition reports on avian flu, overcoming food supply issues, tips for starting your own business, age restrictions for corrosive substances, rules surrounding nicotine products and fire safety advice.

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500 jobs to be created in the region by HS2 + drop-in jobs event

Five hundred jobs are to be created in the region for the HS2 scheme. Balfour Beatty Vinci and HS2 are holding a drop-in event on Wednesday 15 June to share information about the project and upcoming jobs and training opportunities.

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Public spaces #MadeInSandwell: Wednesbury town centre improvements on track

The first phase of works by the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to improve public spaces in Wednesbury town centre is on track to be completed by the end of July.

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Sandwell Digital Donation is helping people get online: can your business contribute?

Sandwell Digital Donation – a scheme that refurbishes and redistributes unwanted tech equipment – has given 100 devices already to local community groups. Read the story so far, and see whether your business can help narrow the ‘digital divide’ in Sandwell.

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Introducing Business Without Barriers

The Federation of Small Businesses has launched an online resource for small businesses who want to remove workplace hurdles for disabled people and people with health conditions.

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The great fashion decarbonisation opportunity: an invitation to accelerators

The Climate Solutions Partnership is inviting ventures to apply to its global programme to accelerate innovation in climate solutions, in particular those with proposed solutions for the fashion industry supply chain.

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